Some business leaders are decrying what they saw was the failure of legislators to consider the differences among regions within the state when they were debating increasing the minimum wage ahead of the vote to raise it to $15 an hour over the next six years.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a January 23 executive order committing Illinois to the expensive energy sources and failed carbon-dioxide reduction goals of the United Nations and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, is warning members that he believes Senate Bill 107, aimed at banning “assault weapons,” will not be the last attack on legal gun owners.
Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, disagrees with state Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch's bill proposing a ban on for-profit charter schools and placing limitations on how charter schools can spend public funds.